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3 Things to Put On Your Modernization Wishlist for 2021

As the holiday season approaches this year, you may be thinking about what you want to ask Santa for this year. Ok, so maybe not Santa in particular, but at the very least you’re thinking about a wishlist for changes you’re craving in 2021 for your business.

In particular, you’re thinking about modernization for your SAP ERP system. After all, it is almost 2021 and you want to keep up with your competition while also continuing to expand business growth. But where to even begin and what things should you be focusing on for modernization as the new year rolls around?

In this blog, we’ll outline three top things you should put on your SAP ERP modernization wishlist for 2021 and how EdgeReady Cloud in particular can help with your modernization desires.


One of the first things to consider putting down on your modernization wishlist this year is automation. Prioritizing automation for your modernization requirements is crucial because manual workflows will only continue slowing you down. Think about how much time your employees spend engaging in manual or paper-driven processes--time in which they could otherwise be spending in more productive areas of the business. They’re forced to engage in manual processes because of a legacy SAP ERP system, so it’s definitely time to focus on finding a modernization solution that puts automation at the forefront.

Below are same benefits of automation:

  • Data input becomes instant
  • Elimination of manual processes, allowing employees to focus on their core job responsibilities
  • Customer satisfaction and retention increases


Another imperative thing to put on your modernization list this year is visibility. Having visibility into your SAP ERP system is crucial because it allows you to be aware of everything going on in a system that’s controlling most, if not all of your internal business processes. A lack of visibility lends itself to errors in maintenance or even inaccurate reporting and analytics. A common fear of trying to enhance visibility in legacy systems is that something will break or malfunction should you go anywhere near it. But with the right modernization solution, you can achieve visibility and eliminate any stress you may have about it.

Cost Reduction

One of the last things we recommend putting on your modernization wishlist this year is cost reduction. Especially in the midst of the ongoing pandemic, it’s more important than ever to remain focused on staying within your budget and cutting down any costs where possible. In order to achieve successful modernization, you’ll want to find a solution that allows you to reduce costs in the long run. There will of course be upfront costs for the process of modernizing, but you’ll end up saving a significant amount of money in the long term. Below are some of the ways in which modernization reduces costs:

  • Reducing technical debt, which if uneliminated, causes you to spend more money on continuous maintenance
  • Automating manual processes
  • Eliminating the expense of expert coders or developers who are well-versed in ABAP coding language
  • Improved reporting and analytics, giving your better visibility and insight into where your business is succeeding or where it needs work

EdgeReady Cloud: On the Nice List for Modernization

EdgeReady Cloud is a modernization platform that is at the top of the nice list this year and every year. Leave behind other solutions that remain on the naughty list and end up costing you more money. EdgeReady Cloud is a low-code rapid application development platform that checks off all of your SAP ERP modernization desires.

It not only offers a drag-n-drop interface, native adapters, and little-to-no coding requirements, but it also works in any connectivity landscape, making it that much easier to input and access data whenever you need it.

To keep the season merry and bright, check out EdgeReady Cloud so your wishes can come true this holiday season.

Cecilia Santis

Cecilia Santis

Cecilia is a Digital Marketing Specialist at Pillir and loves to write about emerging technologies.